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, political posturing, and the failure of congress to come together to solve problems on a bipartisan basis. we need to move forward. in the early mornings, the senate achieved that. should have been long ago, i understand ag, but we achieve this. i hope we can now approach this in a sober, honest, mature way. i took a look of the specific impact of this morning's vote on my state. 5 million families will be scared a tax increase, almost all of them the working families are described earlier. without an agreement, the average family would have faced an increase in taxes of more than $2,000. half a million families in my state will continue to receive college tuition tax credits, as much as $1,000 of assistance each year, which i am sure is a helping hand. families raising children will continue to benefit from the child tax credit, a yearly savings of about $1,000 on average. nearly a quarter of a million families benefited from the early in pumps -- from the earned income tax credit last year. thousands of illinois children will continue to have access to school readiness programs like hea
, pass it. nothing like bringing in the new year with a good old fiscal cliff get it together congress. henry is on our independent line, henry, good afternoon, this is c-span and you're on. caller: good afternoon. i'm an independent and i wanted to comment that i guess the democrats have to be cause shouse that the republicans don't wake up and take the position they have in a catch 22 position. they can give him everything he asked for and if he's successful in his programs and his plans, we are the republican party and the house gave you ever dollar you asked for, everything worked out fine and turn around to the american public and say it was us, the republicans that did this. if it doesn't work out they can turn around and say, well, we gave you everything you asked for and it didn't work. it time for us to take over. just a word of caution to the democrats. >> connie in south carolina. good afternoon. caller: happy new year. i was calling about that speech actually. the house did pass a bill in august and it seems like the house democrats are talking like, you know, no bill was p
way. my colleagues, let's join together today. let's show the american people that this congress is not broken. that we are not so dysfunctional that we can't at minimum work together, come to agreement, compromise. let's get this done. this is too important for the american people to let this go one more day. please join me in supporting the fiscal cliff bill today. yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent toe address the house for one minute -- to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. mr. connolly: thank you, mr. speaker. we are about to have a hold your nose vote here in the house of representatives. and many of us are going to wrestle with the problem of making perfect be the enemy of the good. we do have an opportunity to stabilize taxation for 899 -- 99% of all americans. to extend appreciation and investment expansion for small businesses. to make sure
an act of congress to raise it. so all of these things are going to come together in two months time and people are already now predicting a fight, if you can believe this, even bigger than the one we've just witnessed over the past several weeks, maura. >> and looking forward to what happens next, you mentioned the house and both speaker boehner and nancy pelosi said they would consider the plan, although nancy pelosi did not go as far as to endorse it. what can we expect in terms of the house as far as how we can receive this? >> i've got to tell you, the veteran congressional watcher, i am fascinated to see what the house is going to do. here's the argument republican leaders made in the senate and are likely to make in the house tomorrow. yes, this is a horrible bill for us. we're asking many of you to vote against fundamental, a very basic tenant of your political belief, your philosophy, and that is never to vote, to raise taxes in any way, shape or form although technically, we should -- >> i just want to cut you off to report the breaking news that the senate has now approved
with the debt ceiling. so i think we could do a lot better wh the type of people that we're electing to congress, moving away from the extremes and bringing more centrists who can work together. could give you a long speech about that when you combine those two things, you don't get a great work product. adam: congressman jason altmire, you mentioned harmonic convergence that happens in south florida. you're going to blue cross-blue shield up in tallahassee. you won't get that there. all the best to you, sir. congratulations on your service in congress. wish awe happy new year. >> happy new year, thank you. adam: so we'll get the republican take from senator john barrasso just a lit later in the program. he is kook discussing right now with other members of the republican caucus in the senate. they're talking about all of this. viously the final physical cliff deal affects everybody, every aspect of our money, the markets, the economy. some say no matter what the damage has been done. we have money panel with wisdom to heelp us get through all of this. scott martin, is also a spewed baker fan. k
this deal together, i also saw in the hallways tone, the president's liason of congress. he has been here working on all kinds of issues, he has a lot invested in this too. there will be people who most folks will never know their names, the key staffers who work very close well these leader who's have done most of the heavy lifting to get to a deal. mitch mcconnell, up for re-election in his home state in 204 1 4 and has that to consider as he goes forward as you think about the pressure on republicans to raise taxes in this deal. they are going to acknowledge doing that. that can be difficult, as well as will they be able to achieve enough spending cuts. there is a political issue for mitch mcconnell personally as well as trying to lead republicans. the president will have made an achievement here. he did not get the $250,000 threshold, he was able to show he could give on that and bring in additional new taxes which is something he campaigned on for a very long time. as the assessments are done over the next few days, there will be the "winners and losers." much has to be determined he
distinguished master counter. >> thank you very much, madam leader. 112th congress has about 46 hours left to go. this congress unfortunately has been most known for a unwillingness to compromise, an unwillingness to come together to act on behalf of the american people. today is january 1st. taxes will be going up on everybody in america. in america if we don't act. those relying on unemployment insurance, millions relying on unemployment insurance to make sure they can support themselves and their families. if we don't act, we will be at risk. vice president biden has worked very hard to come to a compromise. by definition a compromise has elements in it that each party does not like, but by definition it has things in it each party should like of the the speaker said that if the senate passed a bill he would put it on the floor for a vote. the leader has pointed out we expect that to happen. we think that's in the best interest of the american people. we hope that our colleagues on the other side of the aisle can reach compromise. our members are reviewing the specifics of the compromise tha
together enough votes, leaders of both parties get together enough votes to pass this in the house. house democrat -- still operating under the 112th congress, the last congress. the new one won't be sworn in until later this week. republicans have a healthy majority, even if there is significant number of democrats who vote for this, you know, they're going to need many republicans to cross over. and so what they're doing now with the democrats is that joe biden's trying to convince his own members not to break off because there are a lot of liberals who simply don't like this either and say they don't like the idea, for example, of keeping tax cuts in place for americans and households making up $450,000. they think that's simply too high. >> we'll be watching closely. obviously going to come back to you as the developments warrant. a lot is taking place behind the scenes. of course in front of the cameras as well as they play out their own version trying to come up with something to avert the fiscal cliff. the senate did make a decision, came up with a plan but of course the house has
be spending our new year together, but it is my pleasure after all these years of friendship and fellowship with you. however, not a whole bunch of americans will be toasting congress at midnight, even if lawmakers do strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. we'll hear from some of them when we come back. stay with us. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> all right, this holiday season, most americans are not feeling all that mu
crew. i suspect mr. banner will be able to put the deal together. he will not like that he will lose possibly 100 votes and will have to deal with more democratic votes. that will weaken him for the 113th congress. host: on that point, here is the american majority action, the conservative group, who wrote this ahead of the senate vote this morning -- caller: there is a lot of validity in that. the $1 million -- that was a pipe dream. it was a test vote. everybody in washington understands that. the american people do not understand a lot of that. that is unfortunate. thank god for shows like you guys do, and the valley -- and a valuable message and education you provide. that was a general test vote. it was a pipe dream. at the end of the day, mr. boehner and newt gingrich has been very public about this -- sure, it is not a great glorious, right-wing wind, but anybody worth their accounts -- their pounds and if, if you're making over $400,000 in a household, that is a win for republican families and people that make tons of money. i am sympathetic to boehner's position. he will not
together last year. go through this drama two or three months down the road. it's all self-serving and all ridiculous. >> juliet: that's why polls show americans have a horrible opinion of the way congress is. >> they really should have a horrible opinion of the way congress acts. the real fiscal cliff beneath our feet is the $16 trillion in debt that's going to continue to go higher and higher and the lost opportunities. this country is nowhere near living up to its greatness that we possess. nowhere near it. >> steve: let's see. we're just starting a new year. we can be optimistic burks -- but relickicly? >> it could have been worse. >> juliet: thank you, charles. happy new year. >> brian: that could be the cover of anthony robins you -- new book. >> juliet: still ahead, have you made a new year's resolution, chances are you did. father john shows us how faith can help you keep it. >> steve: how about dinner and drinks wednesday night with the girls? forget it. we'll tell you who is pulling the plug on ladies night. oh, oh ♪ fare thee well ♪ farewell ♪ mr. gloom be on your way ♪
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